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The Crown at Old Basing

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
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The Crown The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW, England
+44 1256 321424
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returning from London on our way west and being unable to plan a "pit stop" but guessing we would be close to Basingstoke we armed ourselves with a TA list of restaurants in Basingstoke the first local sign for Old Basing led us to the Crown. A sign announcing their entry in the Good Food Guide for 2017 told us... More 

Thank Outofthelaw
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd recommend Olivers instead. A brisk walk down the road and great service and food. Unfortunately the Crown lacks quality in many areas for what is not a cheap night out. . Went for a meal on a Tuesday evening which is never the busiest of nights and not least because it was January. Conscious they don't open the restaurant... More 

Thank JamesClinch
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place and very good food. Worth to go either for a pint of beer with friends or dinner with family

Thank Karol Badill P
Letterston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

we had driven from wales to meet a friend. the pub is exceedingly welcoming and the food is terrific. there is a very good choice for vegetarians. the owners are giving a great deal of thought to improving what is on offer: there is even a film club!

Thank sjmgp
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We are visiting from US and this is exactly what we were looking for, an English Pub in an old building. It was cozy and nice. The food was amazing!

Thank Kumi W
Swindon, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

3 of us went on a Wednesday evening There's parking out the front and round the side/back - it's narrow roads around here so watch out First glance was slightly disappointed by the general impression - I guess it's quite quaint and has a country pub feel, just not to my taste They were a bit busy but were friendly... More 

Thank Hoohoobug
Eversley, Hants
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We dropped in without a reservation early on a Friday evening for a quick dinner. After a friendly welcome by staff and locals at the bar a table was found despite many bookings. The food menu is limited, but offers a decent choice of options. Both the lamb and the belly of pork dish were well flavoured, but especially the... More 

2 Thank Michael J
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this pub so much so we have booked their New Year's Eve Dinner and party. So much on my plate at lunch a doggie bag of substantial size was required. Dog friendly and lovely autumn fires makes this a wonderful place to eat and relax.

Thank annhibberd440
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great local pub, really friendly staff, great service, and lovely food, one of the best pub Sunday lunches we have had, Honest review, Happy holidays, Larry and Judy Webb.

Thank sovereigncarsales
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

As titled this was our second visit to the Crown, our first visit was in July. My wife and I were visiting my daughter who lives in Basingstoke and she spoke very highly of the place and it's food so booked us three in. Both times we had a really good meal could'nt fault it, but when you get the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$48
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Crown The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke  >  Old Basing
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 321424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?